Hear from the many,
not just the noisy few
Hear from the many, not just the noisy few
Get statistically valid public input in 48 hours.
Solve big problems and serve your whole community better with data-driven decisions.
Get statistically valid public input in 48 hours. Serve your whole community better with data-driven decisions.
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How it works
FlashVote makes scientific survey data ridiculously easy, fast and useful
FlashVote gets large samples of representative residents to answer professionally designed questions – quickly, frequently and automatically.
Governments use our timely and scientific data to serve residents better, to save serious money, and to build broad community trust.
FlashVote does everything you want
We're government and technology experts who've spent years working to understand and address all your public input needs.
to reach people who don't use email
reaches residents by email, text and phone
professionally designed questions
will write questions and answers for you
help picking topics and questions
has proven recommendations for you
good surveys for every service you have
has a survey library you can use
automatic data collection and reports
does everything after a survey is approved
You don't want...
people taking surveys multiple times
is user-based and secured by logins
outsiders skewing results
filters results by physical addresses
survey results that take months
reports results 48 hours after launch
to calculate and distribute results
compiles and sends results for you
confusing data analysis
has simple built-in charts and filters
FlashVote is super-easy for residents and governments
RESIDENTS GET SURVEYS
Participation by email, text or phone call
SEE RESULTS IN 48 HOURS
Easy access to full results dashboard
See how one city overcame the noisy few to boost staff morale
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What can you do with FlashVote?
Good survey data makes everyone’s job easier. But professional surveys are a ton of work for governments. From drafting questions to collecting input to calculating and reporting results, they take months of staff time and calendar time (plus tens of thousands of dollars for consultants).
FlashVote combines expert consulting and patent-pending software technology into an automated scientific survey service for governments. No more guessing what residents want or think. No more speculation and disagreements among officials. FlashVote is effortless for staff and fun for residents. We've even made data analysis so simple that anyone can do it. Goodbye cross-tabulations, hello dropdown menus.
You're not getting the engagement numbers you want. Public trust is suffering as a result. About 70% of local governments say they don't have sufficient staff, knowledge and financial resources to do public engagement at all. This is a tragedy for everyone.
FlashVote has cracked the code for getting people engaged. And we've made it into a simple and affordable service for governments. Participation is so easy and fun for residents that they will routinely give you input, by the hundreds or thousands. How often will residents answer FlashVote surveys? Here's what they told us after using the service:
You can do a few surveys to a few dozen each year with your residents. You'll get great input from people you've never heard from. As you engage your quiet and busy majorities, you'll build trust with your whole community.
Think of the money and staff time that is wasted because of misinformation in your community. If you're like most governments, its one of the main complaints you have. You'd love better informed residents.
FlashVote customers use our “Did You Know _____?” questions to inform people and measure how informed they are, all in one simple step. From service tips to upcoming events, residents get the information they need in a way that also helps them learn and remember it.
Governments with performance data do a better job for their community. They also uncover little problems or mistakes early, before they blow up into expensive messes. Too bad its always been really hard to get the data that you need.
Now its ridiculously easy. Whether you want annual satisfaction metrics or open-ended suggestions, the FlashVote software application and automated survey platform can be set up so you never have to lift a finger. The helpful data you want will be collected and reported automatically. You'll always have the information you need to make your community happier.
--- Tracy Franklin, Former PIO, City of South Lake Tahoe, CA